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Data Miner Spyware


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#1 rlight

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:57 AM

Greetings,

For the past month or so, every time that I run a Ad-Aware SE scan it shows that I am infected with Data Miner. So I go ahead and quarantine these and have them removed. Then in a couple of days or so, I run Ad-Aware again and have the same results... infected with Data Miner. This has happened at least 5 or 6 times over the past month I have Windows 2000, ZoneAlarm and AVG virus protection on my computer.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 02:59 PM

Without additional details it's hard to say what these items are.

But from past knowledge, if my memory serves me correctly, Data Miners were what are usually referred to as tracking cookies. To be sure, you could check the report/log and copy/paste the relevant parts here.

If cookies are the problem you should look in your browser settings for options to disable third party cookies.

Also you can use Spyware Blaster to prevent known bad ones from getting in. In addition to cookies, it also prevents known bad ActiveX controls from starting and has a host of other good protections.

More info on how to use it here.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:58 PM

Thanks for the info. I already use Spyware Blaster, however I think I need to bone up on how to actually use it. I appreciate the Spyware Blaster link.

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